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ARTHUR BAKER PRESENTS DANCE MASTERS: The SHEP PETTIBONE MASTER-MIXES Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: The Shep Pettibone Master-Mixes is the first in a series of brand new series which opens with a new collection of 12” and 7” remixes by the man who shaped the sound of the dancefloor in the 1980s, Shep Pettibone.

This collection of Shep’s remixes launches Arthur Baker‘s Dance Masters, a series that will celebrate the heritage of the great dance remixes of the 20th century.

This first-ever collection of one of the most successful and celebrated remixers features 46 tracks compiled and sequenced by Wayne Dickson (BBR/Groove Line Records) in conjunction with series curator Arthur Baker; this collection highlights some of the biggest acts of the 80s as well as underground club acts. Some of these remixes are incredibly rare, and some of them are making their CD debut.

The set is presented as 4 CDs, plus a 32-page book. The book includes a foreword written by Baker, an extended quote from Neil Tennant and a fan essay written by Billboard dance columnist Bill Coleman which features quotes from the likes of John Taylor, Andy Bell, Gloria Estefan and Cyndi Lauper.

The set also includes track-by-track annotations from the likes of DJs Danny Krivit, Lenny Fontana and Colin Curtis, along with artists such as Randy Muller (Skyy) and Richie Weeks (The Jammers/Weeks and Co).

Arthur Baker: “What Shep Pettibone had that most other mixers did not, was a true radio sensibility. He inherently knew what would work on the airwaves, but was equally comfortable in a club setting, as a DJ and a fan, so he knew what worked both on the dance floor and on radio. That was a deadly combination. Shep was also very open to all types of music and acts. From UK alternative sounds to NYC street sounds. From campy pop to gospel disco and electro R&B, Shep nailed them all and brought his expert sheen and sense of excitement to each of them. I am incredibly proud to open the Dance Masters series with this collection of some of his best work.”

Featuring a list of some of the biggest and most diverse artists of the 1980s, including Whitney Houston, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, Pointer Sisters, Run-DMC, Kim Wilde Lionel Richie, Depeche Mode and New Order, Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: The Shep Pettibone Master-Mixes is a unique collection of some of the most exciting records of the decade.

You can pre-order here.

ARTHUR BAKER PRESENTS DANCE MASTERS: The SHEP PETTIBONE MASTER-MIXES

ARTHUR BAKER PRESENTS DANCE MASTERS: THE SHEP PETTIBONE MASTER-MIXES

46 TRACK 4CD & TWO DOUBLE ALBUM SETS RELEASED 13th AUGUST* ON EDSEL RECORDS

Disc One:

 GEORGE MICHAEL – HARD DAY (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 9.05 

DURAN DURAN – I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE (12” Shep Pettibone Big Mix) 7.55 

LEVEL 42 – LESSONS IN LOVE (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 7.48 

WHITNEY HOUSTON – SO EMOTIONAL (Shep Pettibone Edited Remix) 4.26 

BELINDA CARLISLE – HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (12” Shep Pettibone Heavenly Remix) 5.55 

B-52’S- SUMMER OF LOVE (12” Summer Party Mix) 6.04 

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS – HIP TO BE SQUARE (12” Shep Pettibone Dance Mix) 6.11 

MIAMI SOUND MACHINE – BAD BOY (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 6.11 

CYNDI LAUPER – CHANGE OF HEART (12” Shep Pettibone Extended Version) 7.53

RUN D.M.C – IT’S TRICKY (12” Shep Pettibone Club Version) 7.19 

PAULA ABDUL – KNOCKED OUT (Pettibone 12”) 6.12

NARADA – DIVINE EMOTIONS (7” Shep Pettibone Single Mix) 4.12 

 

Disc Two:

 PET SHOP BOYS – WEST END GIRLS (12” Shep Pettibone Mastermix) 8:27 

ALISHA – BABY TALK (12” Shep Pettibone Special Remix) 6.45 

THE FLIRTS – YOU AND ME TALK (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 6.03 

PHYLLIS NELSON – I LIKE YOU (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 7.27

NEW ORDER – BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 6.41

DEPECHE MODE – BEHIND THE WHEEL (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 5.55 

ERASURE – CHAINS OF LOVE (12” Unfettered Mix) 8.25 

KIM WILDE – YOU CAME (Shep Pettibone 7” Version) 4.10 

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – SHOCK (The Shep Pettibone Mix) 7.21 

ELTON JOHN – I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 7.59 

THE COMMUNARDS – NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (Single Mix) 4.28

GLORIA GAYNOR – I AM WHAT I AM (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 5.56

 

Disc Three:

 LISA LISA & CULT JAM WITH FULL FORCE – I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 6.22 

SANADA MAITREYA ‎– IF YOU LET ME STAY (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 6.30 

FIVE STAR – ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 6.38

POINTER SISTERS – GOLDMINE (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) 6.32  

LIONEL RICHIE – LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL (12” Version) 7.07

B B & Q – (I’M A) DREAMER (12” Shep Pettibone Vocal/Long Version) 7:09

HOWARD HEWETT – STAY (12” After Midnight Mix) 7.26 

GEORGE BENSON – TWICE THE LOVE (12” Club Love Mix) 7.40 

THOMPSON TWINS – IN THE NAME OF LOVE ’88 (12” Railroad Mix) 6.40

LISA STANSFIELD – THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (Shep Pettibone Mix) 9.44

PIA – DANCE OUT OF MY HEAD (The Dressed-Down Mix) 7.44 

 

Disc Four:

 LEROY BURGESS – HEARTBREAKER (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 5.53 

SINNAMON – THANKS TO YOU (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 6.59 

THE JAMMERS – BE MINE TONIGHT (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 7.02 

INSTANT FUNK – (JUST BECAUSE) YOU’LL BE MINE (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 5.52

AURRA – SUCH A FEELING (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 6.28 

CAROL WILLIAMS – NO ONE CAN DO IT (LIKE YOU) (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 6.57 

STEVE SHELTO ‎– DON’T GIVE YOUR LOVE AWAY (Short Version) – 3.42 Demon

SKYY – SHOW ME THE WAY (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 5.55 

MIKE AND BRENDA SUTTON – DON’T LET GO OF ME (GRIP MY HIPS AND MOVE ME) (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 6.54 

WEEKS AND CO. – IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FUN (12” Shep Pettibone Master Dub Mix) – 7.42 

SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – OOH I LOVE IT (LOVE BREAK) (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 7.25 

FIRST CHOICE ‎– LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 7.58 

 

Compiled by Wayne A. Dickson for Demon Music in conjunction with series Curator Arthur Baker.

 

ARTHUR BAKER PRESENTS DANCE MASTERS VOLUME 1 THE SHEP PETTIBONE MASTERMIXES

VINYL TRACKLISTING VOLUME ONE 

2 x 180g CLEAR VINYL

 

A.

GEORGE MICHAEL – HARD DAY (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 9.05 

DURAN DURAN – I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE (12” Shep Pettibone Big Mix) – 7.35

WHITNEY HOUSTON – SO EMOTIONAL (Shep Pettibone Edited Remix) – 4.36 

THOMPSON TWINS – IN THE NAME OF LOVE ‘88 (12” Railroad Mix) – 6.40 

 

B.

LEVEL 42 – LESSONS IN LOVE (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 7.44 

BELINDA CARLISLE – HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (12” Shep Pettibone Heavenly Remix) – 5.55 

MIAMI SOUND MACHINE – BAD BOY (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 6.11 

CYNDI LAUPER – CHANGE OF HEART (12” Shep Pettibone Extended Version) – 7.53 

 

C.

PET SHOP BOYS – WEST END GIRLS (12” Shep Pettibone Mastermix) – 8:35 

ALISHA – BABY TALK (12” Shep Pettibone Special Remix) – 6.45 

B-52’S- SUMMER OF LOVE (12” Summer Party Mix) – 6.04

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS – HIP TO BE SQUARE (12” Shep Pettibone Dance Mix) – 6.05 

 

D.

NEW ORDER – BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 6.43 

DEPECHE MODE – BEHIND THE WHEEL (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 5.57 

ERASURE – CHAINS OF LOVE (12” Unfettered Mix) – 8.25

ELTON JOHN – I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 7.20

 

ARTHUR BAKER PRESENTS DANCE MASTERS

VOLUME 1 THE SHEP PETTIBONE MASTERMIXES

VINYL TRACKLISTING VOLUME TWO* (*Released 15th October)

2 x 180g CLEAR VINYL

 

A.

LISA LISA & CULT JAM WITH FULL FORCE – I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 6.22 

SANADA MAITREYA – IF YOU LET ME STAY (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 6.30 

FIVE STAR – ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 6.38 

B B & Q – (I’M A) DREAMER (12” Shep Pettibone Vocal/Long Version) 7:09 

 

B.

POINTER SISTERS – GOLDMINE (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 6.32 S

LIONEL RICHIE – LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL (12” Version) – 7.07

HOWARD HEWETT – STAY (12” After Midnight Mix) 7.26  

GEORGE BENSON – TWICE THE LOVE (12” Club Love Mix) – 7.40 

 

C.

LEROY BURGESS – HEARTBREAKER (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 5.53

INSTANT FUNK – (JUST BECAUSE) YOU’LL BE MINE (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 5.52

SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – OOH I LOVE IT (LOVE BREAK) (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 7.15

THE FLIRTS – YOU AND ME TALK (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 6.03

 

D.

GLORIA GAYNOR – I AM WHAT I AM (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 5.56

PHYLLIS NELSON – I LIKE YOU (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) 7.27 

THE JAMMERS – BE MINE TONIGHT (12” Shep Pettibone Mix) – 7.02 

FIRST CHOICE – LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (12” Shep Pettibone Remix) – 7.58 

 

Compiled by Wayne A. Dickson for Demon Music in conjunction with series Curator Arthur Baker.

 

ARTHUR BAKER PRESENTS DANCE MASTERS

VOLUME 1 THE SHEP PETTIBONE MASTERMIXES

46 TRACK 4CD & TWO DOUBLE ALBUM SETS 

RELEASED 3rd SEPTEMBER* ON EDSEL RECORDS

 

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Andy Fletcher, founding member and keyboardist of Depeche Mode, has died at the age of 60. No cause of death has been disclosed.

“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” the band wrote in a statement.

“Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.” 

Fletcher formed Depeche Mode in 1980 alongside Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke, releasing their debut album, Speak & Spell, a year later.

Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2020.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

 





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Marc Almond has announced his rescheduled tour dates for October 2022 adding extra dates in Liverpool, Buxton, York and Cambridge. Says Almond: “The fans have been so understanding and patient through the endless rescheduling due to the pandemic but now we have confirmed these dates I can’t wait to get back on stage.”

All the original dates are the same venues with the exception of the London Roundhouse show which is being moved to the London Palladium. All tickets bought from the Roundhouse will be refunded. Tickets bought on Ticketmaster will be automatically transferred to the Palladium show.

Almond will be singing songs from his last solo album, Chaos and a Dancing Star, released in March 2020plus many faves from his extensive catalogue.

His last album was released to critical acclaim just before the pandemic and lockdown. The singer was able to perform a one-off concert in February 2020 at the Festival Hall with co-writer Producer Chris Braide, joined by guest Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

Marc Almond’s career, spanning over four decades, has seen him receive an Ivor Novello Inspiration Award in 2013, a Brit Award as well as an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for his services to arts and culture. His latest album with Soft Cell, *Happiness Not Included, was released earlier this year.

Tickets for the rescheduled dates (Manchester, Glasgow, Bexhill and Birmingham) are on-sale now and available from Ticketmaster.

The new dates in Liverpool, Buxton, York, and Cambridge, as well as the London date, will go on-sale on Friday 27th May.

All tickets for the rescheduled shows remain valid except for the London show unless purchased on Ticketmaster.

Tour Dates

16 October         London Palladium – * VENUE CHANGE

17 October         Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – *NEW SHOW

18 October         Manchester Bridgewater Hall

20 October        Buxton Opera House – *NEW SHOW

21 October         York Barbican – *NEW SHOW

22 October         Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

24 October         Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion

25 October         Cambridge Corn Exchange – *NEW SHOW

26 October         Birmingham Symphony Hall

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I wanted to spotlight Sylvan Esso because electronic music coverage has been scarce of late in the blog. The acclaimed duo have new music out by way of the track “Sunburn“. They are not without a legion of fans. Although I have looked into them frequently, the full extent of their allure didn’t yet rub off on me. They are a band with festival and TV appearances aplenty and a Grammy nomination under their belt. Their popularity is such that I do not think my quiet period of indifference has much impact on them, though.

Since the sun put in an appearance the last weekend. I just felt it appropriate that I slap “Sunburn,” the latest from Sylvan Esso, streaming into my earbuds and seeing what effect it would have on me. Let me begin by first saying I felt the hypnotic pull of the track. (The bass line pops off like the little explosions popcorn kernels make when in a pan, heat on and with a lid firmly in place). This I found immediately transfixing.

Equally, the dreamy vocals by Amelia Meath of the duo exhibit wholly mesmeric properties. “Sunburn” is more of a stripped-back track that relies on a steer of catchy rhythm and blippy electronic bleeps.

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When seeking an electronica hit that is uncluttered but still attention-grabbing. Plugging into “Sunburn” by Sylvan Esso is a move well made. Listening to the song, not only are we swept up in the feverish rhythm. We also get a sweet reminder about the after-effects of sitting out in the sun for too long. The metaphor extends much further than that. As the duo’s Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn explain:

Sunburn” is: eating candy till you’re sick or riding your bike too fast down a hill.”

Coming, from not being sure about them to then having their skittish electronic track, “Sunburn,” firmly stuck in my head. I guess I don’t mind Sylvan Esso after all.

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